Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Manual – Table of Contents

1105.010.10.35 Lawful Permanent Residents, Parolees, Granted Conditional Entry, and Battered Immigrants

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Lawful permanent residents, individuals paroled in the United States under section 212(d)(5) of the INA for at least one year, individuals granted conditional entry under section 203(a)(7) of the INA as in effect before 4/1/1980, and battered immigrants are qualified immigrants. In order to be eligible for food stamp benefits, these immigrants must meet one of the previous eligible criteria (in the U.S. for five years in a qualified status, disabled, etc.).

Enter the appropriate status code and verification code on the Non-Citizen Information (FMML) screen.

  • LPR (lawful permanent resident),
  • BIM (battered immigrant) status,
  • CON (granted conditional entry), or
  • PAR (paroled).

Acceptable forms of documentation of lawful permanent resident status are:

  • USCIS Form I-551 or
  • A temporary I-551 stamp in a foreign passport or on Form I-94 for recent arrivals.

Acceptable forms of documentation of battered immigrant status are:

  • I-130 visa petition or
  • Approved self-petition under the Violence Against Women Act.

Acceptable forms of documentation of immigrants granted parole for at least one year:

  • USCIS Form I-94 annotated with stamp showing grant of parole under 212(d)(5) of the INA and a date showing granting of parole for at least one year.

Acceptable forms of documentation of immigrants granted conditional entry:

  • USCIS Form I-94 with stamp showing admission under 203(a)(7) of the INA, refugee-conditional entry,
  • USCIS Form I-688B annotated “274a.12(a)(3)”, or
  • USCIS Form I-766 annotated “A3”.